DIY Sharpie Rug, a West Elm Knockoff

Katie Nathey
by Katie Nathey
6-8 Hours
Don’t you just love area rugs? They can dramatically change a space and add so much character, but unfortunately they can also come with a hefty price tag. Now that I have a {home} office to decorate I have been obsessing over rugs to find the perfect one for my new creative space.
Of course being on a super tight budget also means I have to get “crafty” to create the space I’m dreaming of. Lucky for me, being cheap crafty, helped inspire this DIY sharpie rug! You can see the full post and more photos on my blog,
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
I used some exterior painting tape I had on hand to tape off sections and then created templates to trace within the tape, using sharpie markers.
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug, I changed the border up a bit.
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug
DIY Sharpie Rug, West Elm rug is $499, mine was $25!
Katie Nathey
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Patricia Amos Denney Patricia Amos Denney on Oct 02, 2019

    How do you keep the marker from running, esp. when washed?

  • Jw Jw on Oct 02, 2019

    Where did you get the rug?

  • Jane Webster Jane Webster on Jul 28, 2020

    I've been wanting to try this. This weekend is d-day. But How do you keep it clean? Will the sharpie run?

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  • Tenna Tenna on Jun 10, 2019

    I love your rug, I have wanted to do this but the cost was ridiculously high, thanks so much for the tutorial, enjoy your rug.

  • Chris Chris on Jun 13, 2019

    great rug. love the design. I think I'll try this on a plain orange coloured rug I've got